QLogic

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QLogic Reviews in Aliso Viejo, CA

Updated Jun 7, 2014
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2.6 14 reviews

33% Approve of the CEO

QLogic CEO Prasad Rampalli

Prasad Rampalli

(3 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work environment is very lax(in 9 reviews)

  • Good people - high level of expertise and generally work well together(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Executive management seemed to be very remote(in 4 reviews)

  • Reduction of Employee Benefits even though the company continues to stuff cash into its coffers(in 3 reviews)

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    2 people found this helpful  

    QLogic provided a great place to learn new technology

    Senior DVT Engineer (Former Employee) Aliso Viejo, CA

    ProsNo micro management style, leadership has declined since the new CEO joined the company. Stocks have declined as well.

    ConsThe company does not provide any training. They expect the employee to learn as they are assigned to projects.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen a company brings new technology by acquiring another company, the company's growth and success is achieved by providing training to its existing employees with the new added technology rather than getting rid of its own employees and bringing in employees from the other company to replace its own.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company to work with but do not stay long

    Staff Engineer (Former Employee) Aliso Viejo, CA

    ProsGood work environment, friendly & helpful colleagues, flexible hours, good compensation..... A very good company to retire and lots of people look like really in retirement state. Lots of people go home after 3:30pm.

    ConsHas little vision, desperately trying to stay in business, purchased many companies but never made any money...... Especially this recent deal with Broadcom, paid $150 million for their NIC business team but got nothing, no key engineers came but only some guys BRCM does not need..... When Qlogic becomes desperate, it wasts money quicker and sinks faster, this is true for any company, any person. So, the outlook of the company is not good IMHO.

    Worse more, as an employee, especially those in Qlogic kernel driver team, what you learned in Q has little market value outside. Who needs Freebsd,Solaris, HP UNIX, AIX experience now? How many companies need Linux/Solaris/UNIX kernel driver experience in Southern California? Those skills are good for IC/ASIC design companies but how many companies design CPU? That is exactly why lots of Qlogic Staff, Principal or Sr. Principal software kernel driver engineers could not find a job after being laid off in March 2014 just because their work experience has little use to almost all the other companies...... There some demand in San Jose area, but not much......

    The longer you stay in Q, the harder to find next job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe prudent, be conservative, do not waste money any more. Another such dumb purchasing like the deal with Broadcom, QLGC stock price will drop from teenage to preschool.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Quite a good company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Aliso Viejo, CA

    Pros- Smart Colleagues
    - Chance to grow quickly

    Cons- Is not aggressive enough

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No good memories, no bad memories.

    Management (Former Employee) Aliso Viejo, CA

    ProsDevelopment of leading edge technologies.

    ConsExecutive management is clueless since HK stopped running the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhatever you are doing now, stop and do something different, before it's too late.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lack of Direction

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Aliso Viejo, CA

    ProsCompetitive salary and benefits. Lots of potential with smart people if they can get direction. individual groups are good to work with, but cross pollination doesn't happen

    ConsLack of leadership and silo's keep employees from collaborating. Lack of vision and new technology will keep Q in the fading storage industry without many options

    Advice to Senior ManagementHopefully the new CEO will be empowered to make changes and grow the company. Not very confident about that though.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Aliso Viejo, CA

    ProsQLogic is good company to work. Nice people. Work and life outside work are balanced.

    ConsSlow decision making. It helps company bottomline though.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The first 5 years it was a great company to work for, but we laid off people, the work load increased and it got bad.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Aliso Viejo, CA

    ProsThere are some great, hard-working people. It is a great location and beautiful facility, close to restaurants and the beach. QLogic has a great market niche, great designers, and is a technology leader.

    ConsThe company has been managed by tight wads, more concerned about share holders than their employees. They tend not to be customer-focused which is frustrating to some employees. Like alot of American companies today, the CEO was formerly the CFO, focused on the bottom-line.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlace a hgher value on customer relationships and treating employees like you care about them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Q Logic Senior Principal Hardware Engineer

    Senior Principal Engineer (Former Employee) Aliso Viejo, CA

    ProsProducts are leading edge technology

    ConsSchedules really compressed and not realistic

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fair but need to commit to a total cultural change

    Principal Systems Engineer (Former Employee) Aliso Viejo, CA

    Prosok benefits, good environment, good location

    Consbelow average salary, small culture, generally poor management

    Advice to Senior ManagementRedo employee review compensation policies. Employee ratings and job grading are too broad when determining increases and incentives.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    harsh enviornment with autocratic management

    Senior Program Manager (Former Employee) Aliso Viejo, CA

    ProsMany talented and hardworking co-workers. Presently A leader in the narrow field they serve. Older products (8G FC and less) work very well. Older technology business is stable resulting in a profitable company.

    ConsPossibly the worst work environment one can imagine. Dictatorship like management. YOur hard work is never good enough. 60+ hours/week are always expected. Stingy benefits, some have been removed during downturn, and never reinstated even though the company is very profitable. Very low morale, the company has no regard for employee welfare.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe business will soon be a commodity. Employee retention will be difficult.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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